Ahead of the inauguration of the 9th National Assembly, a group, Equity Support Team (EST) has called on the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and other stakeholders of the party to consider a third-term Member of House of Representatives (Surulere/Ogo Oluwa federal constituency), Hon. Segun Odebunmi for the position of Speaker.
According to the group’s spokesman , Comrade Inuolaji Bamigboye, Odebunmi, who is also the Okanlomo of Ogbomoso, has the political dexterity, administrative acumen and inter-personal skills to lead the House of Representatives.
While commending the efforts of Tinubu in ensuring victory for the party across Nigeria, the group urged the top echelon of the APC to give equal opportunities to the contenders of the position of the Speaker and other principal officers of the House of Representatives.
Addressing a stakeholders meeting in Ibadan at the weekend, Bamigboye, expressed confidence in the capacity of Odebunmi to drive the affairs of the green chamber, adding that the legislator will complement the efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari in building a prosperous nation.
He said, “as we await the inauguration of the 9th session of the national assembly, we call on President Muhammadu Buhari, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Comrade Adams Oshiomole and other key stakeholders of the APC to give opportunity to a grassroots politician, a philanthropist and a consummate politician in the person of Okanlomo Segun Odebunmi to led the House of Representatives.
“Odebunmi has the wealth of experience to build a good working relationship among all tiers of government for the sake of national development.
“He is well known and respected among his colleagues. His goodwill is robust.
“Having being a local government chairman, full time Commissioner and now a member of the House of Representatives, Odebunmi is qualified for the position of Speaker.
“We are confident that the federal lawmaker will not disappoint the party and Nigerians in general.
While drumming support for the candidature of Odebunmi, the group urged the South West members of the green chamber to reach out to their colleagues in other zones in order to achieve the aspiration of Odebunmi.
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